Our school retreats aim to put students in ‘communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ’. Through the retreat experience students come to know Christian love and are exposed to a Gospel centred way of life. Students hear the Gospel and are empowered to connect the Gospel message to their lives and to find ways of continuing the Church’s mission. They participate in the life of the Christian community through liturgy and through activities which emphasise growth in Christian faith.

The main aim of any retreat is to highlight the student’s awareness that we are always in the presence of a loving God. Although the retreat may take many different forms, it is important to ensure it is life-giving, relationship building and focuses on the Christian community gathered in this place. There are times when faith is shared, when there is time to learn, share, think, pray, question, celebrate, relax and be affirmed.

Each retreat follows a special; theme that is both relevant and special to the year group. It is also a great opportunity to develop relationships with students. The relationships that develop between the students and between students and staff are often quite different to any other time. The opportunity for students to reflect on the quality of their relationships with others and with God is integral to the retreat experience.

All classes from Year 6 to 12 participate in a Retreat each year which is specific to their year group.